Jakarta-based based human rights watchdog Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (Elsam) and its local partner in Papua, Elsham Papua, have condemned intimidation and violence by police officers against activist Whens Tebay during mass arrests in West Papua  this week,…

Melanesian Spearhead Group foreign ministers are this evening meeting in Vanuatu’s capital to discuss guidelines which relate to a West Papuan bid for membership in the group. MSG senior officials met yesterday in Port Vila and, as with today’s foreign…

Defence officers have caught an Indonesian boat carrying illegal firearms into Vanimo, West Sepik Province. Pictures of the weapons supplied by a MiRpota in Vanimo showed what appeared to be a homemade weapon. They were found in the possession of…

Jayapura, Jubi – Masuknya isu HAM dan politik Papua ke sidang Majelis Umum PBB yang sedang berlangsung hingga 25 September, adalah kenyataan sejarah yang tidak bisa dihindari dan seharusnya membuat pemerintah Indonesia merefleksikan diri. Hal itu dikemukakan Pendeta Benny Giay,…

Jayapura, Jubi – Vanuatu menegaskan bahwa para pemimpin Forum Kepulauan Pasific (PIF) telah bersepakat membawa isu West Papua ke Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa, sebagai wujud keprihatinan kawasan tersebut pada persoalan Papua. Pertemuan PIF minggu lalu di Negara Federasi Mikronesia (FSM) telah mencapai…

September 13, 2016, by Matthew Dornan, Tess Newton Cain , DevPolicy In a post last September, we examined the first year of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism in the aftermath of the Port Moresby Pacific Island Forum leaders’ meeting. This year…

New South Wales Energy company Essential Energy will donate surplus solar panels to villages in Vanuatu to supply lighting to people who were affected by Cyclone Pam in 2015. The 700 photo-voltaic (PV) modules from Essential Energy’s small-scale demonstration solar farm in…

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and a group of UN rights experts today appealed to the Government of Indonesia to stop the reportedly imminent execution of a number of prisoners for alleged drug-related crimes. “Under international law, if the death…